Talking to Non-Security Professionals—Metaphors, Language and More

By Maria Antonieta Flores This discussion focused on the “and More.” Participants deliberated about who to talk to and strategies for building alliances more than techniques for “talking.” We shared tips that can help us to succeed. My biggest takeaways were that there’s more to “talking” with non-security professionals than the words we use or even how we say them. The practices we follow, the policies that we enforce, consequences we impose shout louder than any words we say. We do well to know our audiences and the impact of the messages that our actions convey. It helps to make allies, use…

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